by Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour
Book Two in the Night’s Vampire Trilogy
Virginia has escaped her year-long imprisonment with her son, Santan. She hopes to raise him to be a good, moral man. Santan, however, is sensitive to sunlight, and he has trouble with solid food. He is the half-human, half-vampire child of Virginia and her former captor, Count Basarab Musat, king of the vampires––and Virginia knows that one day, the boy’s father will come for him.
For the time being, the count is busy in his home country of Transylvania. There is the potential for a family disaster, and he is the only one strong enough to pick up the pieces. Even, in the midst of the drama, he feels he may be losing his passion for the kill. He hunts the streets, searching for blood to rekindle his lust for living. In the back of his mind, he considers Virginia and his son, but he cannot return to them yet.
Far away, Virginia has her own troubles. Her last night with the count left a gift: she is pregnant with another of his offspring. She is haunted by dreams of Basarab. At first, they are infused with light and love, and she believes she may be able to rekindle her relationship with the count. But soon, the dreams turn dark, and her fear returns. Virginia is being hunted, and the count may be the only monster strong enough to keep her safe.
Night’s Children, the continuation of Virginia’s story, keeps the reader wrapped solidly in the tale. Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour has an imagination that transfers beautifully into writing, keeping the pages turning and the reader wanting more. The reality of Virginia’s situation, mixed with the fantasy of the vampire world, keeps the story strong and the reader waiting with baited breath to find out how it all will end. I can’t wait for ‘Night’s Return.’ … Bethany Jamieson, Freelance Editor
Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour’s creativity reaches compelling heights. She knows what grips the imagination. In this second volume of her trilogy she creates a lore of a young human, Virginia, who is torn between dream and reality, love and hate. She longs for a normal human existence with her tow children, yet will she escape the fangs of the dark world of vampires and rogues? An electrifying journey through the twilight zone. … Ella Pankatz, Author/Freelance Editor
Night’s Children seamlessly follows Virginia’s story deeper into the vampire world, dark with power, greed, and revenge, but also love. Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour weaves her characters into a rich tale filled with mounting suspense! … Judi Klinck
In Night’s Children Virginia and Basarab are separated by an ocean of water; however, the dreams that inundate their separate worlds keep their connection alive. I can hardly wait to see how it all works out in the conclusion of this trilogy, ‘Night’s Return.’ … Brenda Ann Wright, Author
Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour has captured the excitement of both worlds and integrated them into a powerful, fast moving tale in Night’s Children, the sequel to ‘Night’s Gift.’ Her characters ‘walk off the page’ and into your life. … George Hatton, Retired Teacher
Night’s Children combines suspense and romance. Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour’s style continues to be captivating. She keeps the reader glued to the book and hungry for more. … Mariette Havens